Phillip Island,
18
December
2014
|
06:51
Australia/Melbourne

Thousands To Flock To Island Festival

Bass Coast Shire Council are reminding all residents and visitors to be patient and prepared on our roads during the peak holiday season.

A new two-day music festival taking place on Phillip Island from 30 to 31 December will see an additional 10,000 people flock to the Island this year.

Cr Brown said the majority of people attending the festival, Beyond The Valley, would be camping at the event, which will be held on land adjacent to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit,

“This event will generate additional traffic on the already busy road network,” Cr Brown said.

“Traffic management plans will be activated around the venue for the traffic peaks the event will generate.”

Traffic going to the festival is expected to peak on Tuesday, 30 December between 7.00am and early afternoon.

Cr Brown said to ease peak entry traffic congestion, a proportion of festival goers will be allowed entry from midday on Monday, 29 January.

“Patrons will begin leaving the venue from 6.00am on New Year’s Day and to continue to filter out for most of the morning,” Cr Brown said.

“If possible, avoid being on Phillip Island Road and Back Beach Road during these times.

“If you are travelling, please be patient and obey all road rules.”